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the world. we have to make sure our education system lifts them to their highest aspirations. when the society ages, it tends to -- it declines. that is the big demographic imperative. i was reviewing one of my favorite books on the roman republic. how did this village on the tiber grow to be the absolute leader of the known world in a few hundred years? it expanded its territory by plunder, by what ever. details. it was not pretty. [laughter] it added people, it kept getting bigger and incorporated the people and to roman citizenship. it became very consolidated, expanding group of energetic people. and they'll work. they were not just a bunch of talkers, they were doing. -- there were doers. -- they were doers. we have to consolidate on this. we have to find the common path that will enable us to make the investments and undergo the sacrifice that is required because it is not all ice cream and cake here. you have to curtail consumption. whether it is a business or household. in terms of -- the free sector. it is still the same game. looking out for the future, saving for tomorr
campaigned for the education rights of girls is undergoing medical treatment after being shot. malalai yusufzai was on her way home from school in an area of northwest pakistan when an unidentified man stopped the vehicle is traveling in. one man reportedly ast malalai yusufzai by name, then shot her in the head and neck. another girl was shot in the hand. malalai yusufzai again international prominence after blogging for the bbc about life under the taliban. those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we're on the road in durango, colorado on our 100-city tour. first return to venezuela or president hugo chÁvez has won his fourth presidential election, defeating challenger henrique capriles in a race widely seen as chÁvez's strongest challenge since his first victory in 1998. chÁvez 154% of the vote, with henrique capriles gaining just under 45%. tens of thousands celebrated in the streets of the capital caracas after the results were announced. chÁvez held a replica of the sword of independence hero simon
a 14-year-old activist known for promoting girls' education. malala yousufzai was hit in the head and neck during the attack in the swat valley region. doctors said the wounds were not life-threatening. yousufzai spoke out on girls' education at a u.n. children's assembly last year. the taliban called her work "an obscenity" in a statement claiming responsibility for the attack. one out of every eight people on earth is going hungry, according to a u.n. report today. that comes to 870 million people, but it's far below the figure of one billion announced in 2009. the u.n. food and agriculture organization blamed flawed methodology and poor data for the earlier number, and it said the number of hungry people has been declining steadily in the past two decades. athens, greece, erupted in angry protests today against the visiting chancellor of germany, angela merkel. germany is the leading contributor to the greek bailout, but at a price that's embittered many greeks. we have a report from james mates of independent television news. . >> reporter: at the airport the welcome was warm.
for educational research. you might remember them for the great schlepp in 2008, a viral video urging kids to get their grandparents to go out and vote for barack obama. with me now, two collaborators, jewish council for education research director mick moore, there he is. you're not looking very happy. and the comedian and creator of "the daily show" lizz winstead. let's take a look before we talk about you guys. let's take a look at your superpac's first video with actress rosie perez on mitt romney and latinos. >> that, you probably know, was the government of michigan, head of a car company, but he was born in mexico. had he been born of mexican parents, i'd have a better shot at winning this. >> actually, mitt, that is so true. the advantage is obvious. think of all of our hispanic american presidents from jorge washington, to jorge bush. fortunately, for you, mitt, you were cursed with the hard knock life of growing up as the son of a wealthy governor and auto executive? but the truth is, the reason why latinos aren't voting for you is because your policies suck. being latino wouldn't win y
. there are, of course, moderates in iran. half of the country is weste westernized, highly educated. and there are moderates, but they don't run the country. on october 9th, 2012, who runs iran? do we still not know? >> in the intelligence business, iran is right up there with north korea as probably the hardest targets to really understand. >> certainly not ahmadinejad. >> no. supreme leader. >> it's the supreme leader along with -- >> the mullulahs. >> aren't they intimidated by the revolutionary guard? >> you've got the people financially essential to the regime. several power centers. but -- >> the supreme leader is first. and the answer is we don't really know. >> if we don't know that, the strategy here also psychological? and at what point do you start doing this publicly? isn't that a second step? start doing this publicly and aligning with the opposition publicly? isn't that to an extent potentially a destructive strategy if you're a little hand fisted about it? >> i would do it rather than later because the guys are feeling the heat. at the end of the day, mika, they've go
in illinois say the suspensions will likely affect their grade and future education, and they say the mints they ate are perfectly legal. it all started when 17-year-old jake walker took these to school. >> i don't feel that i should lose my education over a little mint. >> reporter: they are caffein-in mints, perfectly legal, but to some school officials in pekin illinois they looked like drugs. jake and three of his friends were suspended for eating the mints during lunch. >> this is 2012, and caffein is caffein. i drink soda. jake drinks soda. i didn't see anything wrong with a caffein pill. >> reporter: school officials issued this statement. pekin community high school approaches consumption of mood-altering substances very seriously given both the health risks at issue and a mission to keep both illegal and legal drugs and substances out of the school. >> i see people bringing in energy drinks and coffee to school every day, so i thought, hey, it's healthier. why not dry to bring it in and maybe get a little bit more energy. >> reporter: here's a caffein breakdown. a 16-ounce cup of c
a 14-year-old girl in the head and neck and the reason? because she supported education for women, something the taliban strongly oppose. the girl was on her way home from school as the story goes, when police say the gunman approached a crowded school bus and asked whether anybody could point out this one girl. cops say another student did exactly that. and the gunman shot them both. medical workers air lifted the teenage activist to a nearby military hospital. somehow both girls survived. pakistan's prime minister condemned this and say the 14-year-old is quote, like my daughter. and yours, too. in neighboring afghanistan, a woman is freedom and women's rights. this is news in a country where little more than a decade ago, women were not allowed to go outside alone. ♪ . >> shep: a rare thing for afghan women to appear on stage. the rapper says some relatives refused to talk to her because of these performances. >>> a dreary day for our 401(k)s and a dismal outlook for the world's economy. you're welcome. the dow dropped 110 today. the nasdaq off 45. s & p off 14. those numbers
the middle class, looking to support education, not wanting to see the health care cuts that are in the romney/ryan plan, those policies supporting women are much more popular than mitt romney's policies, and i think that the obama team is going to kind of double down on that over the next few weeks. >> let's talk about a piece on you gave president obama some tips on how to win the first debate. >> right. >> writing in part, this is a great little read. you wrote my final piece of advice is most simple. stay nice. no, you're likable enough comments. no jokes about dogs on top of the car, >> reporter: marking about how rich romney is, no patronizing lecturing when he has his facts wrong. just stay nice. but looking back, i mean, you say he didn't do so badly but by all accounts the president remained calm, maybe too calm for some of his supporters, didn't engage in the attacks, didn't use the bain capital, didn't use the 47% attacks, and -- and the overwhelming consensus, of course, was that romney won. what's your advice for him for the next debate? do you stil
of a lack of mass and need for public funding for a lot of things like education. martha: where does this go in terms of the debate? do you think president obama is wise to, you know, even continue to sort of put this issue out there, big bird, and put in it this ad? and does it make it look like easy sroeugd the more serious weighty top eugs of the day. >> it remind everyone of the debate which everyone agrees with us a disaster for him. it's really pathetic that he can do all these clever zingers and witty lines about sesame street, two or three days later after the debate when he's no longer on the stage and someone feeds them to him and loads them up into his teleprompter. two, more substantively this country is $16 trillion in debt. under the president's budget we'll be in about $25 trillion in debt in ten years and you're telling me we can't cut half a billion dollars to an enterprise that will be able to stand on its own through its own fundraising, it's ridiculous. martha: what about that marriage raoefplt it's 100th of 1% of the federal budget the money that goes to pbs, but rich ma
the state of maryland but the boyfriend says it was elaborate she told him each of the three educators would be given $1 million for helping her in the scheme and
but the boyfriend says it was elaborate she told him each of the three educators would be given $1i
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